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Christadelphian Hall, Stokes Croft, Bristol
Christadelphian Hall,
Cheltenham Road,
Stokes Croft, Bristol, Gloucestershire.

Cemeteries

We believe the Church did NOT have a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1955, but we understand it was closed in 1998.

This building first came into being as the Academy Cinema, designed by W.H. Watkins in an "Edwardian Baroque" style, and opened in 1914.

It was closed in 1955, and purchased by the Christadelphians for £7,000, becoming the Christadelphian Hall referred to in the following notice in The London Gazette of 22nd February 1957 (p.1227):

A Building certified for worship named CHRISTADELPHIAN HALL, Cheltenham Road, in the registration district of Bristol, in the county borough of Bristol, was on 15th February, 1957, registered for solemnising marriages therein pursuant to section 42 of the Marriage Act, 1949, in place of Christadelphian Hall, Midland Road, now disused. Dated 20th February 1957.

It was used as a place of worship until 1998, with a corresponding notice posted in the Gazette of 18th May 2000 recording its formal closure.

Various sources online record that after it closed for worship, it became the "Magic Box", a bar and restaurant. Latest information is that it has since been refurbished, is believed to go by the name of the Jesters Comedy Club. [Sources: Academy Cinema (Wikipedia article), and Paul Townsend's Photographic Archive of Bristol's Lost Cinemas]

Denomination

Now or formerly Christadelphian.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.

Maps

This Church was located at OS grid reference ST5908874130. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:

Reference

  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 24 May 2014 at 14:13.

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This Report was created 25 Jul 2017 - 11:08:39 BST from information held in the Gloucestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 4 Jul 2017 at 10:50.

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